Ben Coleman

While emptying the mic cabinet once a year can provide a rare thrill, perhaps we need to consider our Christmas services from a new vantage point --- one that starts with pencil and paper. more

Dec 1, 2017 12:41 PM , Education

Operating wireless systems is getting more complicated, and the excuse of “Well, it was working earlier,” simply does not hold merit any longer. more

Nov 16, 2017 10:20 PM , Education

Most people gravitate toward familiar products, making it easy to miss out on new application-specific solutions that might hold promise. For the time-pressed church tech, CPM rounds up some of the latest install loudspeaker offerings to have on rad more

Nov 2, 2017 12:10 PM Education

Embracing a cinematic mindset can transform the experience and effectiveness of your services in a powerful way. more

Education 1 Comments

What elements play into staging success from both an aesthetic and functional standpoint? And what processes should be in place for a design, regardless of size or scope? more

Sep 28, 2017 10:32 AM News

Lighting is not about merely making sure a set is properly lit. It’s about intentionally setting a mood, an atmosphere, and transforming a space into something new and captivating. more


Maintaining tech equipment is vital for keeping A/V systems functioning at their highest level. Summer is the best time to make this happen. more


An investment like a mixing console demands open-minded exploration and the aide of AV professionals. That said, the choices right for churches have never been more phenomenal. more

Jul 17, 2017 2:25 PM Gear

Improving your cues and transitions will single handedly transform the way your service operates. Be sure to clarify and practice all your transitions, entrances, lighting cues, camera shots --- every potential moment where elements are changing. more

Education 2 Comments

An approach that is grounded in preparation will pay off in spades for busy church tech teams more


Three seasoned church techs give CPM their takes on selecting the ideal lighting console for each church’s unique application. more

Jun 6, 2017 2:26 PM Education

These 12 new wired mic options for 2017 likely have a place in your church’s microphone cabinet. Why? Because they handle such a wide range of vocal and instrument mic’ing needs. more

Mar 31, 2017 7:16 PM Gear



Creating a detailed information packet about your church and your concert preparations can help insure everyone is on the same page. Here's what to include. more


Humans like to be directed. Show us where to look, where to focus, and make it obvious. As the space grows larger, the need for directed focus becomes more critical. more

Education 3 Comments

A round-up of audio consoles for small- to medium-sized churches. more

Aug 23, 2016 10:57 PM Gear

In the same way body language has a profound effect on what’s being communicated between humans, so too does the visual element of any worship space. And the only way to become cognizant of this fact is to pay attention and ask better questions. more

Education 2 Comments

The house-of-worship market is playing a pivotal role in driving new designs and feature sets in both high-end and entry-level moving lights. Here's what you can expect from moving fixtures currently and in the future. more


This sampling of today’s top-tier consoles provides a glimpse of what's down the road for the masses more

Jun 28, 2016 8:31 PM Gear

An audio console is one of the church technical world’s most prized pieces of gear. CPM makes your job of selecting one easier: we asked church techs across the country about their processes in selecting a new console. more


Here's how to fill your staging toolbox with materials that can be used now and repurposed for your next design. more


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